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Arguably the most famous car in the world, the Aston Martin DB5 has firmly secured its place in automotive history. The DB5 Junior is designed to instill that same love of driving in youngsters.
Words by Sandy Lindsey | November 27, 2020 | Luxury

Coveted by car enthusiasts around the world, Aston Martin DB5 ownership has historically been the preserve of the lucky few. The new $47,500 DB5 Junior offers that same exclusivity to those too young to have a driver’s license. The hand-crafted “Junior” will be built to 66% of the scale of the original and will feature a rear-wheel-drive, fully electric powertrain and multiple driving modes. Just like the original, only 1,059 of the models will be made, providing a rare opportunity for fans of the marque to own a piece of history. As an official Aston Martin model, the DB5 Junior will pay homage to the rich history of the brand. Each of the limited-edition vehicles produced will feature classic Aston Martin badges, Silver Birch paintwork, Smiths instruments, and individually numbered chassis plates. In tribute to Aston Martin’s more recent technological advances, the DB5 Junior will include swappable lithium-ion battery packs and regenerative braking;